SOYA Animation Award

The Qantas Spirit Of Youth Awards offers Animators aged 18 – 30 the chance to leap to the next level with a trip of a lifetime to Animal Logic Studios in November 2012. You'll also be offered a professional mentorship with internationally renowned Animation Director Marco Marenhgi known for hits such as Alice In Wonderland and I am Legend, and did we mention $5,000 cash! 

To be in the running to win these great prizes from Qantas, enter your details and upload examples of your work to support your submission via the Entry Form. We're looking for original works that demonstrate your own point of view, and information on your experience or experiments in your chosen field – anything that shows us just how talented you are!

Entries Open: 8th November 2011

Entries Close: 5th October 2012

Eligibility: Australian Citizens with a portfolio of work aged 18 – 30

Related fields / disciplines: All forms of animation welcome. Short Animations. AV and Experimental works. 

Prize: Trip to the USA with an allowance for eight nights accommodation in Los Angeles, a week at Animal Logic's studios, plus $5,000 cash. Professional Mentor: For twelve months you will be awarded a professional mentorship with acclaimed Animator, Marco Marenhgi

Terms & Conditions: For all the facts view the competition Terms & Conditions

Animations may be in all popular formats, e.g. MOV, MP4, AVI, FLV.

Please do try to upload shorter form works to the SOYA site, but if your film is too large to upload, you may submit ONE DVD of your work by mail to: SOYA – Film/Animation C/- Mixed Media Suite 40-44, Lifestyle Working 117 Old Pittwater Road Brookvale NSW 2100

Make sure you spend a little bit of time transferring clear, good quality versions of your work to DVD, and telling us about your background, goals and point of difference: it could make a big difference to your entry!

For a chance to win submit your work now, Click here.

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Paper for iPad

There is a new drawing app called 'Paper' that makes me want to get an ipad for drawing. It has diffent BOOKS that you can sketch into and seem simple and easy to use as well as the awesome rewind option.  Oh yeah it's free for just the basic tool. I'm hoping they will go cross format(android & windows 8). Check it out.


Interview below

William Kentridge: Five Themes Review

William Kentridge: Five themes exhibition is an award-winning show. It is most toured contemporary exhibition ever; and Melbourne is its ninth and final stop.

Artist and film maker William Kentridge is best known for his charcoal animations which depict the political unrest in South Africa. Enter the magical dream like world of Kentridge’s genius mind by seeing the exhibition and experience the best of what he is famous for.

Whether you’re a fan of animation, film, theatre or art, this amazing exhibition will entertain you for hours. The exhibition is separated into 5 different themes: Ubu and the Procession, Soho and Felix, Artist in the Studio, The Magic Flute and The Nose. As it is a varied collection of films, drawing, prints and sculptures, you will be entranced by the playful nature of some of his work and then be moved to tears by his more emotionally poignant films.

The exhibition really deserves multiple visits as one visit is simply not enough, however if you are forced only to see three things in the whole show, you must experience the immersive and humorous projection room of the Artist in Studio inspired by Georges Méliès. It is simply a magical theatre model, with the mechanical puppets and projections as part of The Magic Flute. Last but certainly not least, the intriguing anamorphic film, What Will Come (Has Already Come).

This is the must see show of the year.

William Kentridge: Five Themes
Curated by Mark Rosenthal

Flinders St, Melbourne, VIC
Gallery 1

Thursday 8 March – Sunday 27 May 2012
Exhibition open daily 10am – 6pm

Photos by PANORAMIC+